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Alaska groups seek cut in salmon caught by pollock industry

...destroyed because of this lack of activity."The groups made the request in a letter sent this week to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which is looking at the issue in Anchorage next week.The reduction is among alternatives proposed...
My Turn: Fisheries must put Alaska first

Alaska first. It's time. Those are words I can get behind, especially when it comes to our fish. You say fish and Alaska in the same sentence and you probably think salmon (for good reason). We have the best-managed salmon fishery in the world.
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

After a motion failed at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by a single vote with an Alaska delegate absent, another effort is underway to reduce halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea in the...
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...the days a ship works at sea - has fallen, according to statistics provided by the Coast Guard to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. So has the number of flight hours for the Coast Guard aircraft assigned to fisheries patrols.The...
UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...taking charge of its own fisheries management, but rather helped the organization sue another over a North Pacific Fishery Management Council decision to exempt federal waters in Alaska's Cook Inlet from the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation...
State | AK legislature
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

...and Board of Game members supported Cotten, many citing his experience in the Legislature and on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council."He has an extensive background on Legislature, House and Senate, which I think is particularly...
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...complex and shadowy after a jarring seven-year decline.It also could effect a proposed action by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. At its December meeting, the council reviewed several options to reduce chinook and chum salmon bycatch...
State | AK legislature
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...Department of Fish and Game. Cotten has served on several fisheries-related boards, including the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. He was born in Juneau and lives in Eagle River.Cotten is in the running to keep the job permanently...
Local | AK legislature
Tribal groups seek greater role in land management

Tribal organizations are asking to take over some aspects of wildlife management or at least have a greater voice in the process.
My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...2012, after 20 years of unchanged halibut bycatch limits for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fisheries, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council took action to reduce the halibut bycatch limit by 15 percent, to be phased in over three years. After...


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